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Does maxilase treat swelling of vocal cords due to screaming which caused persist hoarseness in 5 year old boy one month ago

Does maxilase treat swelling of vocal cords due to screaming which caused persist hoarseness in 5 year old boy one month ago

Otolaryngologist: Hoarseness which has persisted this long in a 5 year old child suggests vocal cord injury or dysfunction. I recommend that your child be examined by an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. Discuss this with your pediatrician who may know of an otolaryngologist who specializes in children with ear, nose and throat problems and dysphonia. ...Read more

Vocal Cord (Definition)

The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed on a ...Read more


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How I treat swelling of vocal cords caused continues hoarseness in 5 year old boy 25 days ago due to screaming and he refusing to rest his voice?

How I treat swelling of vocal cords caused continues hoarseness in 5 year old boy 25 days ago due to screaming and he refusing to rest his voice?

Hoarsness: Drinking warm fluids, throat lozenges might sooth & comfort but he need to see his doctor or ENT to make sure his vocal cords are ok, they might prescribe a short course of steroid & an antibiotic if he is febrile. Good luck ...Read more

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How can I treat swelling of the vocal cords which caused hoarseness 17 days ago on 5 year old boy resulting from screaming?

Rest: Seriously! Well, actually, rest your voice. In other words, don't yell. Heck, don't even talk. Check out http://www. Medicinenet. Com/hoarseness/article. Htm for more info. If you smoke, quit. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use medication contain dexamethasone for swelling of the vocal cords on 5 year old boy as he has continuous hoarseness from 17 days?

Safe, but...: Dexamethasone is a safe medicine when used in children for a brief course, but you need to make sure you know what you're treating. Prolonged hoarseness is not a typical reason for steroid administration in children. It can be used in the acute phase of croup (which causes hoarseness), but not usually weeks after. ...Read more

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Should I worry about damage from coughing? Like, harm to vocal cords or feeling of swelling in back of throat after single coughing fits. Breathing ok

Should I worry about damage from coughing? Like, harm to vocal cords or feeling of swelling in back of throat after single coughing fits. Breathing ok

Coughing: Hello, coughing is a normal response to various stimulation. It provides a means to expel mucus from the lungs that can be excessive, carrying irritants or bacteria and also protects the lungs from mucus/irritants from the throat. Since the cough is a normal occurrence, injury to your vocal cords or back of the throat shouldn't be a worry. ...Read more

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Having breathing problem on minimal exertion can it be due to swelling in my throat, vocal cord I hve lpr?

Having breathing problem on minimal exertion can it be due to swelling in my throat, vocal cord I hve lpr?

Acid reflux: Reflux of acid from the stomach causes burning or irritation of the throat and esophagus, primarily when lying down, but rarely results in breathing problems.
Shortness of breath with exercise may indicate asthma or exercise induced bronchospasm.
Either problem will be worse if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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I had my airway opened due to my vocal cords being scarred doing intubation will my voice ever come back?

I had my airway opened due to my vocal cords being scarred doing intubation will my voice ever come back?

Hard to say: Since the recovery depends on the degree of scarring you have had, it is hard to tell whether your voice will completely recovered. Having said that, it will likely improve with time. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about vocal cord trauma following intubation (surgery)?

Needs evaluation: Vocal cord irritation (not trauma) is a very common issue after any intubation as the endotracheal tube physically is passed through the vocal cords so oxygen can be supplied to the lungs. The longer the intubation period the worse the irritation. If there is actual trauma, then it needs to be evaluated by the anesthesiologist and and ENT physician. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux make your vocal cords swell?

Can acid reflux make your vocal cords swell?

Depends: It depends on the severity of your reflux. If an ENT doctor is telling you that have this finding, you should seek evaluation from a gastroenterologist to determine if you truly have acid reflux. ...Read more

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Is there a method (except surgery) to eliminate or reduce a cyst on the vocal cords (in my profile there is the photo of my vocal cords)? Thank you

Is there a method (except surgery) to eliminate or reduce a cyst on the vocal cords (in my profile there is the photo of my vocal cords)? Thank you

Cyst on cord: Unfortunately no. A good micro surgeon laryngologist type of doctor can take care of this for you with minimal scarring and a return to voice function. I deal with these all the time. I would be happy to refer you to someone in your area to help you. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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Is there a method (except surgery) to eliminate or reduce a cyst on the vocal cords (in my profile there is the photo of my vocal cords)? Thank you

Is there a method (except surgery) to eliminate or reduce a cyst on the vocal cords (in my profile there is the photo of my vocal cords)? Thank you

Cysts: Cysts, no matter the location, have tendency to change in size and intensity but do not go away on their own. There is a casing around a fluid filled sack. Things like irritation tend to aggravate them. To eliminate completely, unfortunately you have to remove the entire sack. This is a surgical procedure. Voice rest, control of any acid reflux or post nasal drainage, can decrease size. ...Read more

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What to do if my dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

What to do if my dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Avoidance and meds: The primary treatment for allergies is avoidance. Even though 100% of dust cannot be removed, many measures can help decrease the indoor house dust mite load. After that, medications including antihistamines and topical nasal steroids can be effective and safe. An allergist can assist in treatment and evaluation for other conditions. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Please tell me can dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Not directly: The vocal cords are not usually the shock organ of respiratory allergies. However, you could have largyngitis from other conditions like infections and laryngopharyngeal reflux that aero allergens could secondarily aggravate. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Please tell me, could dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Vocal chords: If dust is overwhelming and daily, yes the dust allergy could swell vocal chords, get you hoarse. Another cause is acid reflux, constantly, over time would make you hoarse. ...Read more

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What is good to eat for recovering my vocal cords?

Vocal cords: Not sure what your vocal cords would be recovering from. But, a diet that is bland, low acidic content, and avoid chocolate and caffeine and alcohol. Basically follow a gerd diet and the same lifestyle modifications, would be good. ...Read more

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Can I have damaged my vocal cords or are they just swollen?

Can I have damaged my vocal cords or are they just swollen?

Either or both: Cab drivers, for instance, may develop vocal cord polyps (growths) from recurrent screaming (at other motorists) this starts as swelling and inflamation. Polyps can go on to become malignant tumors in rare cases.
This needs to be looked into if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How can I get a surgeon to remove your vocal cords?

Never: I am not sure what you mean. There is no laryngologist that would remove the vocal folds unless you had carcinoma of both vocal folds. If you mean you have a lesion on a vocal fold that causes hoarseness such as a nodule, polyp, hemorrhage, granuloma, you need an ENT doctor. If your question is as you pose it, you would wind up with aphonia, complete absence of your voice. ...Read more

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My question is what causes your vocal cords to be very itchy?

My question is what causes your vocal cords to be very itchy?

Tough question: It is hard to know what structures in your throat are causeing dicomfort. It may not be the vocal cords themselves. If the syptoms do not respond to simple measures right away I would see your doctor. Certain blood pressure meds can cause persistent throat itchiness. You might be having an allergic reaction to something. You might have an infection or a vocal cord polyp. ...Read more

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How long do paralysed vocal cords and breathing difficulties last for?

How long do paralysed vocal cords and breathing difficulties last for?

It depends: What is the cause? Transitory paralysis may occur under certain situations. Damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve can be reversible. Again it depends on the cause. Also neuromuscular conditions like myasthenia gravis can be treated. ...Read more

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Does severe. Coughing damage your vocal cords? My voice isn't the same.

Does severe. Coughing damage your vocal cords? My voice isn't the same.

It can: A severe cough can lead to vocal chord inflammation, tear, or even coming loose. However, other causes of vocal chord change and voice change are far more common and can be a sign of serious illness. See an ENT or pulmonologist as soon as possible to get checked out. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux affect your vocal cords and what are the symptoms dr thanks?

Can acid reflux affect your vocal cords and what are the symptoms dr thanks?

Yes: Common symptoms of extraesophageal reflux (laryngopharyngeal reflux) are throat clearing, lump sensation, intermittent hoarseness, food sticking, cough. See an otolaryngologist for office flexible laryngoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have friends that always speak very softly, even sometimes being hard to understand! Do they have a problem with their vocal cords?

Speak softly: There is an alternative. You might have a hearing deficit.
Many stores (Costco and Sam's Club in my area) have a free hearing test so please find something similar near where you live.
If your hearing is fine it will be difficult, but not well received, if you ask your friends to speak up. ...Read more

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I've got problem with my vocal cords. Bcz I scream and sing alot, kindly advise what to drink in order to recover back! Thanks a ton?

Recommend Voice Rest: Screaming can be especially hard on your vocal cords. I know- I used to be a cheerleader on saturday nights and I was hoarse the next morning when I was supposed to sing in choir. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. Most importantly - rest, rest, rest your voice. Take care. ...Read more

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Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Yes: Clearing of the throat by habit or a feeling of mucus or reflux of acid can permanently damage the surface of the true vocal folds. When you continuously clear your throat you are essentially banging the vocal folds against each other. Eventually you may develop a vocal fold nodule, ulcer, bleed into the fold. You need to find out why you are clearing your throat so often. ...Read more

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Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Depends: If damaged by singing or yelling, rest and humidification can help, some ENT docs specialize in this area. If due to growths on the vocal cord, the ear nose and throat doc can shave them off with a blade or laser. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen when your vocal cords are removed? How can that happen in the first place?

Voice: Your voice and/or breathing/swallowing could be affected. They may be removed if there is a cancer affecting the voice box. ...Read more

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Is everyone born with vocal cords?

YES...,: Vocal cords are important organ of our body. Sometimes babies can born with vocal cord paralysis with breathing, swallowing and voice issues. ...Read more

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What causes nodules in the vocal cords?

Nodules: Vocal abuse. Causes tissue trauma when yelling, do staccatos well singing, heard attacks on voice. See ENT. Can go away with prolonged voice rest. ...Read more

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Will bringing up mucus effect vocal cords?

Depends whether: Accompanied by coughing see {pcp for reasons for mucous. ...Read more

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What can be done about paralyzed vocal cords?

Two things: 1) speech language pathology treatments

2) collagen injections

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/vocal-cord-paralysis/ds00670/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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What causes papillomatosis of the vocal cords in a child?

What causes papillomatosis of the vocal cords in a child?

HPV: Human papilloma virus (hpv) causes papillomas on the vocal cords in infants and older children. Please discuss the likely method of acquisition and any treatment with your child's doctor. There are over 60 strains of hpv that can cause laryngeal papillomatosis. Perhaps in the future the hpv vaccine might be able to provide some measure of prevention. ...Read more

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Can severe coughing damage your vocal. Cords? Voice isn't normal.

Can severe coughing damage your vocal. Cords? Voice isn't normal.

It can: A severe cough can lead to vocal chord inflammation, tear, or even coming loose. However, other causes of vocal chord change and voice change are far more common and can be a sign of serious illness. See an ENT or pulmonologist as soon as possible to get checked out. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to permanently damage your vocal cords by screaming?

Absolutely: Every time you scream, you are damaging the mucosa over the vocal fold muscle. The recurrent screaming may lead to vocal fold hemorrhage and permanent scarring or cyst formation. So, yes, screaming can permanently damage your vocal folds. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Intubation (Definition)

It is the insertion of a tube into the trachea to maintain a secure airway. This is essential ...Read more